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    My first SS build... not my first SS though.

    It's an old Ross MTB that I got from Rich Adams who is a local frame builder. Someone had donated it to the shop and he handed it off to me. It was originally a 10 speeder with one piece cranks and two riveted chairings in the front. I took a 3 piece 44T crank form a 2000 GT Mach One BMX and swapped it for the old crank set. Replaced the BB bearing and cups also. Swapped out the old, heavy steel rims for a set of alloy Arayas with Joy Tech hubs from a mid 90's shogun MTB that I had laying around. Added a 20T ACS Claws freewheel and offset the axle to get my chainline straight. Removed the derailleurs and other shifting whatnot. Took the brakes apart and made sure they were in good working order before putting them back on with some new generic pads and added a nice comfy seat. I took it on it's maiden voyage today. Did 11.25 miles of flawless road riding. Oh, and the tires are some cheapo generics from an old wal mart bike that I had laying around. It's a budget build and I love it!!! I think the only thing I spent any money on was the freewheel.

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    Best EVER!

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    I kind of like the "Rat Rod" look that it has but I'm wondering if maybe it could use a spray job. Anyone?
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    Sparticus... do I detect a bit of sarcasm there? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30
    Sparticus... do I detect a bit of sarcasm there? lol
    Heck no. Your bike roolz! I've got a pristine '84 Diamond Back Mean Streak with semi-horiz dropouts that I occasionally think about converting. But I can't bring myself to alter it. Anyway I think antique bikes are awesome. I remember when Ross ruled the mountain bike world. Remember the Ross Indians?

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    It appears you have some room within your drop-outs to adjust your hub and get rid of that chain sag.


    Or did you just not want to adjust your brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Heck no. Your bike roolz! I've got a pristine '84 Diamond Back Mean Streak with semi-horiz dropouts that I occasionally think about converting. But I can't bring myself to alter it. Anyway I think antique bikes are awesome. I remember when Ross ruled the mountain bike world. Remember the Ross Indians?

    --Sparty
    Thanks Sparticus! No, I don't remember the indian. I was still riding BMX in the 80's up until about 88-89 when I purchased my first MTB. I was just starting highschool and bought a cheap huffy mtb from a local department store to use as a communter to get back and forth from school and work. I agree. Antique bikes are great and I really wouldn't mind getting one or two more. I may be dumpster diving this summer if I see something I like.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasSingleSpeed
    It appears you have some room within your drop-outs to adjust your hub and get rid of that chain sag.
    Or did you just not want to adjust your brakes?
    I have some room left and it does need to be adjusted. I may still remove one of the links though. I think I'm running just a bit to long on chain length right now. I'll be tinkering with it later.
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    By the way... I love the way the crank worked out on this. It may look odd but I think it's great!
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    The Indians, not the Indian. The Ross Indians was the first ever professional mountain bike race team. Here...

    http://www.mombat.org/Ross.htm
    http://www.completesite.com/mbhof/pa...6&memberid=180

    ...and a beautiful restoration...
    http://www.mombat.org/1983_Ross_Force1.htm

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    Wow, awesome links. Thanks Sparticus!
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